NEB&W Troy City Directory

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Troy Street Directory Table of Contents
Troy Table of Contents
NEB&W Layout Table of Contents

This covers the areas of Troy that we are modeling on the layout in an attempt to get the store names and signage as accurate as possible. The following is taken from City Directories for the year noted. See Types of Stores to see what types of stores predominated (a summary for ALL of Troy).

Over time, I'm going to be moving this information over the description over the building in question.

Troy Radio Stations

  • Radio Stations, c, 1946 - WABY, WOKO, Hotel Troy, WHAZ, RPI, and WTRY.



Broadway, South (Odd Nos.)

  • 461) Richard L Testo, dental surgeon, 1950-'53.
    Silhouette Beauty Shoppe, 1950-'53
    Mancinelli Bros. confrs, 1950-'53

(Fifth Avenue crosses)

  • 501) Troy Record, 1950-'53.
  • 509) Bessie Anderson (resident) furn. rooms, 1950-'53 The New Gainor's Resturaurant, 1950-'53.

(Union crosses)

  • 551) Union Hotel, 1950. Millie's Restaurant, 1953.
  • 553) Not listed, 1950. Union Hotel, 1953.
  • 555) Troy Record, 1950. Frank Pignone, barber, 1953.
  • 557) Broadway Smoke Shop, 1950. Vacant store, 1953.
  • 559) Lincoln Hotel, 1950-'53
    Troy Sandwich Shop, 1950-'53.
(A Gerrit Bruins B&W c. 1950 photo showed the sandwich shop right on the corner nearest the tracks.)

(Sixth Avenue crosses)

  • 603) Fred J Lowe, garage, 1950-'53
    Chas H Harris (resident?), 1953.
  • 605) residents?, 1953.
  • 607) Beattie's Troy Laundry, Inc., 1915-'53. (Originally, before 1915, was Troy Laundry, Beattie was the manager.)



Broadway, North (Even Nos.)

  • 464) Donato Rotondi, conf. 1950.
    Rotondis Lucheonette, 1953

(Fifth Avenue crosses) (Sixth Avenue crosses)

Fulton Street, South (Odd Nos.)

(Fifth Avenue crosses)

  • 553) Railway Express Agency, 1953. Address not indicated on '51 Sanborn. Must have been located in the depot itself.

(Sixth Avenue crosses)

Fulton Street, North (Even Nos.)

(Fifth Avenue crosses)

  • 500) Sambrook John E florist, 1950-'53
  • 514) Gurley W&LE surveying instrument mfrs, 1953

(Union Street crosses)

  • 554) Vacant, 1950. Not listed, '53.
  • 556) Trojan Hand Laundry, 1950-'53
  • 556a) Vacant, 1950. Storage, 1953
  • 558) Vacant, 1950. Railway Lunch, 1953
  • 560) Not listed, 1950. Signorellis Tavern, 1953

(Sixth Avenue crosses)

  • 648) Fulton Street Parking Lot, 1953



Federal Street, South (Even Nos. only)

  • 4) J. Ward Ostrander & Son, whol groc., 1950. Vacant, 1953

(River Street crosses)

  • 406) Federal News, 1950-'53
  • 408) Vacant, 1950. Not listed, '53.
  • 414) John J. Burke, rest h, 1950-'53

(Maiden Lane ends)

  • 416) Wm. S. Keyes, motorcycles, 1950-'53
  • 418) Leo Sanders leather and shoe findings, 1950-'53. (By '72, Sanders moved to 460A.)
  • 420) Vacant, 1950-'53
  • 460A) Garage as of 1951 Sanborn.
    Not listed in '53.
    Leo Sanders c. 1972.

(Laundry Place begins)

  • 464) Warehouse, 1950-'53.

(Fifth Avenue crosses)

  • 506) Marvin Neitzel, 1950. Ad in '53 Directory said it was established in 1845 and was on the corner of Fifth and Federal.
    Corliss, Coon & Co., Inc. collar mfrs, 1953. Ad for Corliss in '53 Directory, listed at 502-508 Federal. Makers of Corliss Men's and Women's Starched Collars for Schools of Nurses, Choirs and Clergy

(Earl begins)

  • 550) NYC flaghouse, 1953
  • 552) Derderian, Hagop, barber, 1950-'53
  • 558) Union Garage, 1953

(Sixth Avenue crosses)

  • 600) Fatone Vito grocery, 1950-'53
  • 602) Eliz Shorey, dressmaker, 1915
    Amamual G, plumbing h, 1950-'53.



Federal Street, North (Odd Nos.)

  • 1) Vacant, 1950-'53.
  • 5) Model Shirt Co., 1950-'53.
    Petnel's Taxi Service, 1953.

(River Street crosses)

  • 407) Vacant, 1950. Troy Collar Co blouse mfrs, 1953
  • 409) Dauber's Book Shops, new and used books, 1950-'53
  • 411) Moran's Hat Store, 1950-'53
  • 413) Chas H. Toppal, tailor, 1950-'53

(Maiden Lane ends)

  • 417) Vacant, 1950. Edward A Curtis, furn. refrsher, 1953

(Laundry begins)

  • 451) Portlock Cleaners & Dyers, 1950. Vacant, 1953
  • 453) residents, 1953
  • 455) residents, 1953
  • 457) Albert Wilson grill, 1950. Federal Shoe Repair, 1953
  • 463) White Electrical Co., elec supplies, 1950-'53
  • 465) Bowman & Jones, plumbers, 1915 (signage on building visible, 1929)
    Quality Metals, sheet metal, 1950.
    Permende Jas J, sht mtl, 1953
  • 471) Vacant, 1950. residents, 1953
  • 473) Vacant, 1950. Used by Hempstead bakery, 1953

(Fifth Avenue crosses)

  • 509) Parking lot, 1950-'53.

(Earl begins)

  • 551) Wagar's Ice Cream, 1950-'53 ("backwards Betty")
  • 559) Bowman Joseph & Sons, collar mfrs, 1950-'53
    New Era Dress Co., Inc. ladies blouses, 1950-'53
  • 561) Wm. Monigle, rest., 1950. Betty's Tavern, 1953

(Sixth Avenue crosses)

  • 601) Anthony Thompson, rest. 1950. Vacant, 1953
  • 603) Anthony Thompson (resident), 1950-'53
  • 605) Willie Lee, laundry, 1950.



Bridge Ave, North

  • 3) Troy Linotyping & Printing Co., 1935. Vacant or gone by '40.
  • 5) John MaClean, saw filer, 1935.
  • 7) Justus Miller, estate, 1935.
    Chas. E. Co., brush mfress (?) 1935
  • 9) Apostolic Assembly Pentacostal Gospel Mission, 1935.
  • 11) Vacant, 1935. Edward Reaulo, saw rpr ('48"), vacant' '40-'46 Buildings torn down around 1948
  • 15) Isolated house still standing.



Sixth Avenue, East (Even Nos.)

(Congress Street crosses) (State Street crosses)

  • 1712-1720) Buildings opposite red light district and next to Timm & Co. 1904. Residents in '41. All vacant 1943-'44. No addresses given in '53.
  • 1722) Troy Service Garage, 1953 and c. 1950?
  • 1746) Everett Hotel c. 1910? No address given in '53.

(Grand Street crosses)

  • 2014) Garage (no name) 1953
  • 2020) Vacant (store) 1953. Frank J Cornwell, paper ruler h, c. 1950?



Sixth Avenue, West (Odd Nos.)

(Broadway crosses)

  • Station

(Fulton Street crosses)

  • 1909) Vacant, 1948-'53
  • 1911) Vacant, 1950. Mrs. Lois Myers, 1953
  • 1919) Vacant, 1950. Murray, James T., trucking and rigging, 1953
  • 1931) Modern Laundry, 1935-'53
  • 1939) Vacant, 1950. Empire Collar Co., 1953

(Grand crosses)

  • 2003) Union Garage, 1935-1972.
  • 2119) Collar City Lodge No. 1015, BPOE, "colored", 1940.
  • 2127) National Biscuit c. 1917.
"Machinery" 1951 Sanborn
No address, 1944-'53.
  • 2163) Bloomfield Wreckers, 1953 (not in 1942).



Fifth Avenue, East (Even Nos.)

(Federal Street crosses)

  • 2100) M Deratzian Home Decorators, 1953, white triangular building
  • 2112) Fred G Gillie, mach, 1950-'53
    rear not listed, 1950. Fifth Avenue Hand Laundry, 1953
    Mrs. Zada Richer, 1950. S. Richer, machinist c. 1972 (Caroline Trcyski)
  • 2114) Volney Harrington (resident?), 1953
  • 2118) Jas Trecca, etc. (resident?), 1953
  • 2120) Bank Grocery, 1950-'53
  • 2122 Wm Smith, etc. (residents?), 1953.



Fifth Avenue, West (Odd Nos.)

(Federal Street crosses)

  • 2101 Zarlengo Philip A fruit, 1950-'53
  • 2105) Jesse Wescott, etc. (residents?), 1953
  • 2107) Hempstead Bros. bakery, 1950-'53

(RR crosses)

Laundry Place (from 451 Federal to King)

  • 7) Federal Garage, 1930
    Lewis EG, automobiles, 1930, just "Garage", 1953
  • 8) Vacant, 1953.



River Street, East (Even Nos.)

(Fulton begins)
(Grand Street crosses) (Federal Street crosses)

  • 380) Furniture Industries Inc., 1950-'53.
    Not there in '50. Hayner Display Signs, 1953.
    ARF Club, 1950. Metal Arts Group handcraft leather belt mfrs, 1953.
    Not there in '50. Mosier's Appliance Store, 1953.
    Riverside Upholsterers, Inc., 1950-'53.
  • 382) Royal Appliance Store, 1950. Vacant, 1953.
    Troy Linotyping Co., 1950. Vacant, 1953. (Moved from No. 3 Bridge in 1935.)
  • 384) Donnelly & Hanna druggists, 1950-'53.
    Photos show this was on the west side, at the end of the block.
  • 380-384, kitbashed from DPM at end of Earl & Wilson.
  • 380) Riverside Upholsters, Standard Mfg., Furniture Industries, all in 1945.
  • 386-388) Built as a public hall, Geo. B. Cluett Bros. & Co. Linen Collar Manufactory by 1871 (only 9 years after '62 fire), Grace Hotel c. 1910 (photo in Irving Moore's book?).
  • 386) American Food Market, 1935, not listed in '41-'53.
    NY Store, cloaks and suits, 1935.
    Weinstein Bros. & Sons, Inc., clocks and suits, 1935.
  • 390) O'Connor & Elkenburgh, cigar mfrs., 1935. Storage, 1953.



River Street, West (Odd Nos.)

(Fulton begins) (Grand Street crosses)

  • 353) Louis P. Aldrich, electrician, 1915.
    Fagg & Rankin, tents, etc., 1915 (good city directory ad).
    H.J. Pommer, "preminums", 1915.
    Regan Washer Co., 1945-'53.
    Trojan Sign Displays, 1953.
  • 355) Thomas L Brearton, hardware, 1915,
    George M Day, leather and findings, 1915,
    Rickerson & Co., builders' and masons' supplies, 1915,
    Union Beef Co., 1945-'53,
  • 357) H.W. Gordinier & Sons Co., grain, 1915.
    E.S. Rock Co., hardware & seeds, 1945.
    Gordiner's Old Country Store, seeds & pet food, 1945.
    The Old Country Store, hardware, 1953.
  • 361) Burleigh Lithographing Co., 1915-'53.
    Eastern Estate Tea Co., 1915.
    The Franklin Market, 1953.
    Jos. Hormats, printer, 1953.
  • 363) McCormick & Dunn, hardware, 1915 (building burned c. 1918).
    The Mohican Co., gros., 1945-'53.
  • 365) Mohican Co., grocers, 1915. (building burned c. 1918).
  • 369) Saul Marcus, clocks & suits, 1915. Lord & Shackett (or Sharkett?), seeds, 1940-'53.
  • 371-373) Troy Paper Co., 1915-'53.
  • 375) Henry H. Darling, Benedict & Co., Wholesale Grocers, c. 1900 (from ad in a directory I think 1900, maybe 1902).
    Public Market, United Foodstore, 1915-1920. Vacant, 1940. R&G Cleaners, 1945-'53
    Tri-City Sewing Machine Co. 1950.
    Kalamazoo Sales & Service, 1953
    The Stove Center, stoves, heaters, and furnaces, 1953
    c. 1960's photo show these were in the same store (Kalamazoo Home Appliances), occupying a double building.
  • 377) Darling, Benedict & Co. c. 1900 (see 375 River.)
    Not listed, 1915. Armenian-American Democratic Club, 1940-1945. Vacant, 1950-'53. Donnelly & Hanna c. 1960 (photo in Irving Moore's book?)
  • 379) Anchor Rest., 1950. Capitol Outlet, Inc. general mdse, 1953. I don't know where this was.
    Mar Mara Cafe, 1953. (Federal Street crosses)
  • 381) Troy Diner, 1950-'53.
  • 383) Track News, 1950-'53 Sanborn 1951 indicates this was north of tracks.